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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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SMART board technology

SMART Board technology at North Oshawa Library

Two SMART Boards are now available at the North Oshawa Library: one in the group study area (Room 303); and another in the Den, located in the Library’s basement.

Dr. Chinmay Jain, Assistant Professor, UOIT Faculty of Business and Information Technology

FBIT researcher's article accepted by top U.S. finance journal

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) researcher Dr. Chinmay Jain of the Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) has co-authored an article recently accepted by The Financial Review, a top finance journal based at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Isabel Meirelles, Professor, Faculty of Design and a researcher in the Visual Analytics Lab at OCAD University.

Visual analytics researcher to speak at UOIT on October 21

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Science will welcome Isabel Meirelles to campus on Wednesday, October 21. In her talk, entitled The effects of technologies on the visual presentation of information in the news, she will provide an historical overview, followed by an examination of recent trends related to how information is visually presented in the media – ranging from infographics in printed and online news, to smartphone apps that collect and visualize our personal data.

Dr. Hamid Akbari, Assistant Professor, FBIT.

FBIT faculty member to speak at Canadian Sharing Economy Symposium

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) researcher Dr. Hamid Akbari has been invited to speak at the Canadian Sharing Economy Symposiumon Wednesday, December 2 at St. Andrew’s Club and Conference Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The symposium will bring together experts from multiple sectors and perspectives to discuss the global and local implications of a rapidly evolving sharing economy model.

Students expressed themselves through paint on canvas at the Mental Health Awareness Fair held at the north Oshawa location.

UOIT recognizes Mental Health Awareness Week

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Student Mental Health Services hosted the university’s first-annual Mental Health Awareness Week from Monday, October 5 through Thursday, October 8.

The Welcoming Celebration on September 28 featured Eddy Robison, Owner of Morningstar River, a business that offers Aboriginal education and cultural workshops.

UOIT celebrates Indigenous Awareness Week

In support of diversity on campus, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Indigenous Student Services team hosted the university’s second-annual Indigenous Awareness Week from September 28 to October 2.

Below right: UOIT Faculty of Education Building, 11 Simcoe Street, downtown Oshawa

Helping kids learn computer coding begins with helping teachers

Critics of Canada’s education system say our youngsters are not gaining the basic computer science knowledge and skills they will need to help make our country technologically competitive in the future. Education is no longer simply about the so-called ‘3 Rs’.

Image of hand placing election ballot into box

TV broadcast times for on-campus federal election debates

In an effort to bring the political process to their students and the wider community, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Durham College (DC) and Trent University Durham co-hosted two federal all-candidates’ debates in north Oshawa on the evening of September 30.

The Student Leadership Awards ceremony was a chance to celebrate the achievements of UOIT students who have made significant contributions to the community.

UOIT celebrates student leadership

Several University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) students were recognized for their leadership achievements at the Student Leadership Awards ceremony held on September 11.